and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.116
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,2 with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.317
Take the helmet of salvation4 and the sword of the Spirit,5 which is the word of God.618
And pray in the Spirit7 on all occasions8 with all kinds of prayers and requests.9 With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying10 for all the saints.
Pray also for me,11 that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly12 make known the mystery13 of the gospel,
for which I am an ambassador14 in chains.15 Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Tychicus,16 the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing.
I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are,17 and that he may encourage you.1823
Peace19 to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.